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Guide to Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts With Kids

Winter is in full swing and the slopes are open!  If you are preparing to take your kids on a Lake Tahoe ski vacation, there are a lot of resorts to choose from.  Here is a guide to the major Tahoe ski resorts with kids, with information to help you make a family-friendly and budget-friendly choice. Important Features …

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Exploring California Missions: Mission San Rafael Arcángel

This post is part of a series by bloggers around California to visit and explore the California missions with kids.  The 21 Spanish missions in California were established by the Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833.  These religious and military outposts were designed to be a day’s walk from each other, …

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Wine Tasting in Calistoga, California

Just north of its better-known California wine country cousin, Napa, is the small resort town of Calistoga.  My husband and I recently had the chance to visit Calistoga for a weekend getaway to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.  We had a relaxing time staying at the historic Indian Springs Resort, known for its geothermal heated pool, …

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OAK vs. SFO: Why Family Travelers Should Choose To Fly Oakland Airport

San Francisco is a very popular destination for family travel.  With kid-friendly attractions, excellent food, and moderate weather, family travelers flock to the Bay Area year round.  Casual tourists are sometimes unaware, however, that the Bay Area is served by three major airports: San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), and San Jose (SJC).  Many travelers, including locals traveling to …

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NorCal Road Trips: Santa Cruz

Lest you think this blog is all about luxury cruises and business class tickets to Europe, I’ve decided it’s time to get back to reality and the way my family usually travels 99% of the time.  Here’s another post in my ongoing series “NorCal Road Trips,” highlighting destinations perfect for a day trip or weekend …

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